Remote-controlled optics experiment for supporting senior high school and undergraduate teaching

S. H. Choy, K. L. Jim, C. L. Mak, C. W. Leung

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This paper reports the development of a remote laboratory (RemoteLab) platform for practising technologyenhanced learning of optics. The development of RemoteLab enhances students' understanding of experimental methodologies and outcomes, and enable students to conduct experiments everywhere at all times. While the initial goal of the system was for physics major undergradutes, the sytem was also made available for senior secondary school students. To gauge the impact of the RemoteLab, we evaluated two groups of students, which included 109 physics 1st-year undergraduates and 11 students from a local secondary school. After the experiments, evaluation including questionnaire survey and interviews were conducted to collect data on students' perceptions on RemoteLab and implementation issues related to the platform. The surveys focused on four main topics, including user interface, experiment setup, booking system and learning process. The survey results indicated that most of the participants' views towards RemoteLab was positive.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, ETOP 2017
EditorsXu Liu, Xi-Cheng Zhang
ISBN (Electronic)9781510613812
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Event14th Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, ETOP 2017 - Hangzhou, China
Duration: 29 May 201731 May 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


Conference14th Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, ETOP 2017


  • development
  • experimental experiences
  • K12 education
  • Remote experiment
  • undergraduates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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